A guide to Chinese culture in London

Traditional colorful chinese lion

If you're someone who's fascinated by Chinese culture, you'll be glad to know that you'll find plenty to do in London that's to your taste. The city is, after all, one of the most multicultural and multi-ethnic in Europe. So, it only makes sense that there's a place for Chinese culture in the city. That's the beauty of London, and that's why it draws so many. There's nothing more culturally enriching than losing yourself in a melting pot of cultures.

You’ll find Chinatown, right in the heart of Piccadilly Circus. The hotels near Liverpool Street station i.e. the Montcalm Royal London city hotel aren’t very far. In Chinatown, an eclectic range of restaurants and street food parlours can be found, all ready to satisfy the most ravenous of appetites. Chinese New year is celebrated here in full plump nearby at Trafalgar Square. With traditional dances and lots of performances – it's not just the Chinese that come to the event to celebrate the event. It's also citizens and tourists from different countries.

The Chinese have cultivated a way and culture that celebrates their nation in a way that's unique. Naturally, it seems to draw everyone, from young couples in love to families who are looking for a little action and fun on their trip.

Interestingly, there are over 120,000 Chinese people in London, comprising 1.5% of the city’s population. There are Chinese community centres throughout the city, which just goes to show how beautifully Chinese culture has embedded itself within London’s DNA. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and book your trip to London to taste a little of Chinese culture and everything that it entails.

While you likely won't be visiting London for the small reason of exploring Chinese culture, you'll still find that it adds a nice little touch to your holiday. Many modern cities around the world have their version of ‘Chinatown'. But London's might just be the best, both for its range of food and the way it sets itself apart from the rest of the city. Book your stay in London this season near Piccadilly Circus, to find out more about Chinese culture.